1865 New York State Census for Kings County

6th ward, Town of New Utrecht

 

Transcribed by:  Pat Connors

 

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***REMEMBER:  This is not a source document.  It is merely an index.  If you think you find an entry of one of your ancestors, remember to go back to the original document to check the accuracy of the entry.  This ward was very difficult to figure out the writing so you will find some ??.  First of all, the enumerator used large swirls for the capital letters and they crossed over both the above and below entries at times.  Secondly, he could not spell surnames and given names.  Then, of course, ink smears and such also hindered our transcribing.  The numbering of dwellings and families also was skewed and some of missing. 

 

ABBREVIATIONS used:  dgt=daughter, bdr=boarder, svnt=servant, IL=in law, moth=mother, fath=father, neph=nephew, stp=step, adpt=adopted, gr=grand (like gr son= grandson), sis=sister, bro=brother

RELATIONSHIPS:  There were more than one enumerators for this ward.  Some put child instead of daughter or son, others put father and/or mother instead of head of household and wife.  When the sex of the child was clear, dgt or son was entered.  Sometimes the enumerators got the relationships very wrong and you will find SIC near what was entered.  This means the transcriber recognized the mistake but entered the erroneous relationship.

NUMBER OF CHILDREN:  Instructions for this census was that the question was to be asked of the mother and entered on the mother's census line.  However, at least one of the enumerator put the number of children for the husband and not the wife. 

PLACE OF BIRTH:  Instructions to the enumerator was to put county of birth, if born in New York State, put state name only if born out of NYS but within the USA, and put country only if born outside of NYS.  Therefore, Washington=NYS county, WA=state of Washington, DC=Washington DC, Albany=Albany county, NYC=New York County (Manhattan).  Of course, like anything else, at times the enumerator put in a city and/or town.  If he did, we also used it.  Also, at times he put in NY, which could be city, county or state.

DISTRICTS:  Only one district found called, Town of New Utrecht

ADDITIONAL NOTES:  You will find many ?? in my transcription.  They are there because I was not 100% sure of the entry but interpreted them to the best of my ability.  Also, you will find a number of (sic), this means we recognized the enumerator made a mistake but we are transcribing exactly as written.   Always refer to the film or original census for accuracy.

TABLE HEADINGS:  C-number of children born to women; X-number of times married; S-current marriage status (w-widow, m-married, s-single); N-citizenship of foreign born (NA-naturalized, AL-alien); W-ward; D-dwelling number; F-family number; *IM PG-image page on the FamilySearch website; *CEN PG-census page number  *these two categories were not recorded until the end of the ward

 

Dwelling Family Ward-Dist im pg cen pg Surname First Age Relation Born  Children Married? Status Occupation NA? Notes
53 62 NU 6 10 Smith George J 37 head MA 1 m marshall
53 62 NU 6 10 Smith Mary A 40 wife NY 6 1 m
53 62 NU 6 10 Smith Georgianna J 18 dgt NY
53 62 NU 6 10 Smith Laura 12 dgt NY
53 62 NU 6 10 Smith George A 7 son NY
53 62 NU 6 10 Dixson Bridget 21 svnt Ireland s
53 62 NU 6 10 Wilson Gardner 15 svnt NY
82 95 NU 8 14 Smith Jacob 40 svnt Germany s laborer AL Waters family
136 167 NU 13 25 Smith Mariah 66 aunt Kings 1 w Lott family
142 173 NU 14 26 Smith Thomas 17 svnt France Criswell family
153 184 NU 15 29 Smith Patrick 52 head Ireland 1 m farmer AL
153 184 NU 15 29 Smith Susan 45 wife Ireland 3 1 m
153 184 NU 15 29 Smith Catharine 11 dgt Kings
157 188 NU 15 29 Smith George 25 svnt Kings laborer Monfort family
208 248 NU 20 38 Smith Ann 22 svnt Ireland s Hopkins family
239 303 NU 22 43 Smith Andrew 50 head Ireland 2 m laborer NA
239 303 NU 22 43 Smith Ann 45 wife Ireland 2 1 m
239 303 NU 22 43 Smith James 7 son Kings
239 303 NU 22 43 Smith Mary  3 dgt Kings
252 329 NU 24 46 Smith Elizabeth W 76 mother IL Shenango (sic) 7 1 w Hemingway family
252 329 NU 24 46 Smith B Cornelia 35 sister Otsego  s Hemingway family
269 349 NU 25 48 Smith George 36 head England 1 m hotel keeper NA
269 349 NU 25 48 Smith Jane 36 wife England 4 1 m
269 349 NU 25 48 Smith George W 7 son New York
269 349 NU 25 48 Lowe James 60 svnt England 1 w laborer
269 349 NU 25 48 Gornman Mary 35 35 svnt Ireland 2 1 w
278 361 NU 26 50 Smith Thomas 50 head Ireland   1 m laborer NA
278 361 NU 26 50 Smith Susan 47 wife Ireland 10 1 m
278 361 NU 26 50 Smith Mary A 12 dgt Kings
278 361 NU 26 50 Smith Thomas, Jr 8 son Kings
278 361 NU 26 50 Smith Peter 5 son Kings
325 425 NU 30 58 Smith James 50 head Ireland 1 m laborer NA
325 425 NU 30 58 Smith Bridget 55 wife Ireland 1 1 m
378 494 NU 34 66 Smith Benjaman P 34 bdr Rensselaer 1 w bookkeeper Fiske family
378 494 NU 34 66 Smith William D 4 bdr Rensselaer
378 494 NU 34 66 Smith Arthur E 1y8m bdr Rensselaer
459 595 NU 57 82 Smith James 40 head Kings 1 m laborer
459 595 NU 57 82 Smith Sarah M 45 wife Kings 8 1 m
459 595 NU 57 82 Smith James, Jr 15 son Kings
459 595 NU 57 82 Smith Joseph 13 son Kings
459 595 NU 57 82 Smith Sarah M 11 dgt Kings
459 595 NU 57 82 Smith Maria L 8 dgt Kings
459 595 NU 57 82 Smith Susan 4 dgt Kings
459 595 NU 57 82 Smith John H 8mo son Kings